Martin Watson

Martin Watson

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

Cataract
Cornea
External disease

Year of first medical qualification: 

1996

Location of initial medical training: 

Leeds University

Further key experience: 

Two years' advanced specialisation in the medical and surgical management of complex corneal and external eye disease, corneal transplantation and cataract surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital 
PhD in corneal graft rejection, examining the mechanisms and prevention of rejection

Date joined Moorfields: 

2005

Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

Royal College of Ophthalmologists (fellow)
GMC specialist register 
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
UK Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS)
Oxford Ophthalmological Congress
British Medical Association

Current NHS/university posts, whether full/part time, and starting year: 

Full-time consultant ophthalmic surgeon in cornea, external eye disease and cataract at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Centres at Ealing and Northwick Park

Other professional achievements: 

Awarded Wellcome Trust and Action Research grants 
Member of infection control committee, Moorfields
Audit lead for the cataract service, Moorfields

Research interests: 

Corneal graft rejection
Inflammatory diseases of the anterior segment and ocular surface diseases
Widely published in peer review journals

Languages spoken: 

English